In case you have been sleeping under a rock over the past few years, you’re going to want to know about one of the biggest trends in recent times that is healthy, vibrant, colourful and COMPLETELY Instagrammable. It is of course, the good old humble power bowl. They may seem overwhelming to make but I’m here to help you out and spill the secret to creating a deliciously beautiful and healthy bowl of your own. So do you want to know the secret? Well, scroll down to find out. Drum roll please… The secret is…
THERE IS NO SECRET!!
Is your mind blown? I thought it would be. So, let’s get real here because I’m big on normalising certain trends when they end up becoming so trendy that the masses find the mere thought of them overwhelming. Power bowls are awesome because they can be made to look absolutely fabulous but they are also a great way to ensure you get a bunch of different vegetables in a meal as well as a serve of protein, carbohydrates and a load of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
They are essentially a well rounded meal made to look pretty in a bowl. You can get creative and make your own power bowl full off fresh ingredients and here’s how!
Here are a couple of pointers for what to include in your bowl.
- Choose a protein.
Whether it’s meat, seafood, legumes, eggs or tofu. One of my favourites is slow cooked, pulled meat in a bunch of my favourite spices like garam masala, cumin, coriander and fennel.
- Choose a type of grain.
You could choose rice, quinoa, noodles, barley – the list goes on. Including a grain in your bowl adds some good quality carbohydrates and additional fibre for energy. I love cooking rice in coconut milk, it gives it a nice flavour and adds some complexity to bowl.
- Go wild with vegetables.
You really can’t have too many vegetables for a power bowl so go wild and experiment with any vegetables you want! Steam them, marinade them, bake them or saute them you can’t go wrong. I love brussell sprouts in power bowls, I also love to steam cabbage and add curry powder which gives you a really yummy curried cabbage.
- Use seeds or nuts.
These are great for healthy fats and fibre but they also add a really lovely aesthetic to the bowl, if thats why you’re finally attempting to make a power bowl. Dip some avocado into some sesame seeds or sprinkle chia into your vegetables.
It all sounds so easy right? That’s because, it is. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and make your own power bowl and when you do, I would love to see them.
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